george-fentonGeorge Fenton is currently scoring the upcoming sci-fi drama The Zero Theorem. The film is directed by Terry Gilliam and stars Christoph Waltz, David Thewlis, Tilda Swinton, Ben Whishaw, Matt Damon, Lucas Hedges, Peter Stormare and Melanie Thierry. The movie follows an eccentric computer genius plagued with existential angst as he works on a mysterious project aimed at discovering the purpose of existence. Pat Rushin wrote the screenplay and Dean Zanuck (Road to Perdition, Get Low) is producing the Mediapro Studios production with Nicolas Chartier (The Hurt Locker, Killer Joe, The Company You Keep) of Voltage Pictures. Fenton has previously scored Gilliam’s 1991 drama The Fisher King. The director’s other previous musical collaborators include Michael Kamen (Brazil), Dario Marianelli (The Brothers Grimm) and Mychael & Jeff Danna (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus). The Zero Theorem is expected to premiere later this year. No domestic distribution deal has been announced yet.

As previously reported, Fenton has also scored the HBO original movie Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight directed by Stephen Frears and starring Christopher Plummer, Frank Langella. The film is set to premiere later this year. The composer has also scored Ken Loach’s documentary The Spirit of ’45, which is currently awaiting a domestic release date.

  1. ed says:

    Great to see George back with Terry. Loved his score to ‘The Fisher King.’ Was beginning to suspect that this would be scored by the Danna brothers, so this comes as a pleasent surprise.

  2. Justin Boggan says:

    I read an interview excerpt online where Gilliam says he and Fenton are friends. So schedule willing, I expect the two will be working more in the future. 🙂